Worms Armageddon

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Worms Armageddon
Worms Armageddon cover
Original MicroProse
Japan Imagineer
German 2002 re-releases THQ
Re-releases Sold Out Software
Russia Russobit-M
Digital Team17
Release dates
Windows January 29, 1999
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Key points

The CD version released in 1999 was updated as recently as 2020.[1] New updates are still actively developed by volunteer maintainers, then approved and published by Team17.[2][3]

General information

Worms Armageddon Website
Worms Armageddon Website (Team 17)
Worms Knowledge Base article
Worms Wikia
Dream17 Softography
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
SafeDisc 1.0.32 DRM[Note 1]. Later versions only have the disc check.
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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SafeDisc retail DRM no longer functions properly on Windows Vista and later (see above for affected versions).
A demo is available.

Version differences[edit]

The GOG.com and Steam versions come with the latest updates previously released for the CD version. New updates are released for the Steam, GOG and CD versions in sync.
Sold Out version uses custom Setup.now.exe launcher from publisher and was bundled with Worms 2.[6]

Essential improvements[edit]


Official patches[edit]

Patch v3.0 for the European release synchronizes the game to the later American version and fixes multiple bugs. It is available at ftp.team17.com, www.moddb.com and at soggi.org.

Official graphics update (Team17 FTP; not required for patches v3.5.x.x onwards)

The latest update is v3.8.1 (formerly at the official website and the Team17 FTP). It is a result of Team17's permission given to two community members, Deadcode and CyberShadow, to update and patch the game. Other than fixing a multitude of bugs and adding some new features, the game is now more compatible with newer systems. These patches are not compatible with some versions of the game, however (downloaded versions, such as TryMedia).

Game data[edit]

Configuration file location[edit]

System Location
Windows %WINDIR%\win.ini[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/217200/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\User\Teams\WG.WGT[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/217200/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game advanced settings.
In-game advanced settings.
The in-game settings menu is rendered in 640×480 resolution but the game itself is rendered at selected resolution. That however can be fixed with the "SuperFrontendHD" Wormkit module.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See D3D9Wnd for version 3.7.2.
4K Ultra HD
Interface does not scale with resolution and can be very small in 4K. The game is letterboxed to 1920×854 for cavern levels (on standard-size maps), and 640×480 for the main menu. The main menu problem can be fixed with SuperFrontendHD.
Field of view (FOV)
Introduced in the v3.8 update.[7]
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Introduced in the v3.8 update.[7]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Full support (predictive tweening) added with the v3.8 update.[7]
Color blind mode

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
wkRemapKeys WormKit module
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse wheel support added with the v3.8 update.[7]
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Fan translation.
Introduced in the v3.8 update.
Fan translation.
Local retail version only.
Local retail version only.
Brazilian Portuguese
Local retail version only.
Community-translated (by Mr.X), incorporated in 2008 with the v3.6.29.0 update, followed with updates performed by CyberShadow, Shtirlitz, and StepS. This translation is not the same as the Russobit-M translation (made in 2002).


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
6 Hot seat
Up to 6 teams, each with up to 8 worms can be present in the game.
LAN play
6 LAN lobby is available in the Network screen. Up to 6 players plus one spectator can participate in one game.
Online play
6 Via WormNET. Up to 6 players plus one spectator can participate in one game.

Connection types

Type Native Notes
Through a hosting bot (HostingBuddy).
Default port is 17011 and can be customized.
Direct IP
Default port is 17011 and can be customized.


Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 80, 6667, 17011
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7 (CPU), 9 (CPU, Pixel Shader 2.0) Selectable from advanced options window. (since v3.7.0.0)
DirectDraw 2 8-bit and 32-bit (since v3.6.31.2b). 8-bit supports Hardware Rendering, but unsupported on Windows 8 and later. (color palette shielded since v3.6.30.0)
OpenGL 1.0 (CPU), 4.0 (Shader) Selectable from advanced options window. (since v3.8)
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 OSR2
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 333 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 MB (CD)
600 MB (Steam/GOG)
Video card (GPU) DirectDraw, DirectX 7 or OpenGL compatible
2 MB of VRAM


  1. SafeDisc retail DRM does not work on Windows 10[4] and is disabled by default on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 when the KB3086255 update is installed.[5]
  2. 2.0 2.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/217200/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (217200) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.